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Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Japan

<b>Thought leaders from across Japan’s energy sector gathered in Tokyo last week to discuss the role energy will play in adapting the country’s cities to a challenging environment of aging and declining population and increasing dependence on foreign sources for food and fuel. Tokyo-Yokohama, the</b> …

Green coffee beans for weight loss? Um, never mind

Remember when green coffee bean extract was the next big thing in weight loss, a remedy with positive clinical findings touted as a breakthrough by Dr. Mehmet Oz and aggressively hawked online?<p>Well, fuggedaboutit.<p>Last week, the 2012 study that started the hype and jump-started a coffee bean buying …

Sandia Labs Reveals New Sniper Sight [Video]

The lens borrows from eyeball mechanics for effortless changes in focus.<p>In the tense moments of a long-range gun battle, unnecessary movements can give away a combatant's position, cause them to lose sight of the enemy, and possibly lead to fatalities. For America’s special forces, Sandia National …

NIST offers electronics industry two ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Hence the polymers. "The issue in semiconductor lithography is not really making small features—you can do that—but you can't pack them close …

Paralyzed Man Can Walk After Transplant Using Cells From His Nose

By Kate Kelland<p>LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A Polish man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.<p>The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the journal Cell …

New insights on carbonic acid in water

Though it garners few public headlines, carbonic acid, the hydrated form of carbon dioxide, is critical to both the health of the atmosphere and the …

APOD: Galaxies in Pegasus (2014 Oct 23) Image Credit & Copyright: Alessandro Benedetti and Daniele Ceniti (AeW Observatory) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141023.html Explanation: This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple galaxy collision, its powerful, ongoing interactions posed for a brief cosmic snapshot. On the sky, the quintet and NGC 7331 are separated by about half a degree. http://www.astrobin.com/users/AeWObservatory/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141023 #APOD

This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …

Made From Alfalfa And Pine Resin, This New Battery Could Make Electric Cars Greener

Today’s lithium-ion batteries are costly and difficult to recycle. This bio-based alternative could reduce the toxic chemicals and energy required.<p>The renewable energy economy needs batteries for everything from electric cars to solar energy storage. But current lithium-ion batteries aren’t exactly …

Obama Administration Clarifies Anti-Bullying Protections For Students With Disabilities

When a 10-year-old student with ADHD and a speech disability talks in a high-pitched voice, gym class can become a nightmare. Other students call him "gay" or a "weirdo." He becomes yet another student with disabilities who gets bullied at a higher rate than his peers -- a problem the federal …

NASA's new Soundcloud album: Listen to the exploration of space

Space Exploration

An Antarctic Explorer's Notebook Is Discovered After A Century Trapped In Ice

It belonged to scientist George Murray Levick and was discovered outside Scott's 1911 Terra Nova base during last year's summer ice melt.<p>Writing in the notebook remains legible but the binding has been dissolved by years of ice and water damage, the trust's executive director Nigel Watson …

Two Families Of Exocomets Found Circling A Nearby Star

Beta Pictoris is the ultimate family man ... er, star<p>About 63 light years from our Sun, you’ll find a relatively young star called Beta Pictoris. A mere 20 million years old, Beta Pictoris is surrounded by a very active and eclectic mix of objects – including clouds of gas and dust, as well as a …

Moon Robot Will Broadcast In Virtual-Reality Video

A rover built for the Google Lunar X Prize competition could let astronauts do their job from Earth.<p>A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon have built a robot that will send video from the moon to the Earth. And the robot will be controlled by the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, with the 3-D …

Want To Learn, Remember, And Create Better? Science Says Dick Around A Bit More

A New York Times science writer explains why daydreaming, napping, and web surfing are the best ways to learn.<p>From an early age, students are taught a series of study skills to enhance learning. Teachers extol the virtues of highlighters and flash cards, memorization and dogged concentration. They …